Facebook gets EU antitrust complaint over WhatsApp deal

EU accuses Facebook for providing ‘misleading’ information about WhatsApp buyout, report Bloomberg.

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Facebook could be facing a potential fine after the European Commission has accused the company of providing misleading information about its $19bn takeover of WhatsApp.

European authorities charged Facebook  with inaccurately claiming that it was technically not possible to combine user information from Facebook and WhatsApp during the 2014 takeover, in a statement of objections on Tuesday.

The Facebook Inc. logo is displayed on an Apple Inc. iPad Air in this arranged photograph in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Facebook Inc. is expected to release earnings data on Jan. 29. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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